These are a few of my favourite things

Everyone has their favourites.  If I was forced to pick I would have to choose peanut butter, avocado and bananas.  Not all at the same time (except for maybe in a smoothie – I’m sure the nutribullet would treat those three well). Instead, here’s a few ideas for each:

1. Peanut Butter

Firstly, try making your own. It’s pretty easy if you have a good food processor. 

Once you have your peanut butter, for a sweet recipe try this take on the classic peanut butter cup. I won’t pretend they are much more wholesome than the Reese’s original, but if you go to the trouble of making your own, you certainly deserve one (or five).  For a savoury option, try this butternut squash curry with a creamy coconut and peanut sauce. 

2. Avocados

If I could afford to, I’d add a side of guacamole to most of my meals. Or try the sauce from this farrotto stirred through pasta. Avocado also provides a creamy base for lots of sweet dishes including this quick avocado chocolate pudding

 3. Bananas

Bananas are a great snack just on their own, or mashed on toast with peanut butter (combining two favourite things. Yum). They are also particularly useful in baking, working as a great egg substitute if you want to veganize cakes and cookies, and also adding their own sweetness, reducing the amount of added sugar required.  Try this cardamom banana loaf for a slightly different take on the teatime classic or these magic banana pancakes. 

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